Telephone: 0330 0948 424

Utility Excavations - Category 5 - Install, Inspect and Remove Proprietary Support Systems


Category 5: Install, Inspect & Remove Proprietary Support Systems covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working to install, inspect and remove proprietary excavation support systems. The standard has been derived from the following National Occupational Standards:

* EUSMUNC07 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Utility Networks Construction.
* EUSGNC007 Excavate and Maintain Holes and Trenches for Complex Operations in Gas Network Construction.
* COSVR370 Provide Temporary Excavation Support.

It also incorporates the relevant requirements of:

* City and Guilds Level 2 Awards in Excavation Support Systems (6146-21) Nov 2012.
* HSG147 Avoiding Danger from Underground Services.
* HSG150 Health and Safety in Construction.
* CIRIA Trenching Practice (second edition R97).


1 day.

Max Number


Suitable For

Managers, supervisors, safety professionals ans/or operatives who are required to install, inspect and remove proprietary excavation support systems.


  • Achievement of the standard demonstrates effective performance, by being able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

  • Comply with company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices.
  • Interpret utility drawings and line search document.
  • Install, inspect and remove proprietary support systems.
  • Identify the dangers and hazards associated with excavations.



Teaching Methods

  • Theory and practical training and assessment.

Accreditation Options

  • EUSkills_Approved_Provider_Logo_72dpi_RGB


On completion of this course, candidates will receive an Energy and Utilities Skills card.

Course Dates

There are currently no dates set for this course, for more information please contact us or call our friendly sales team on 0330 0948 424

Share this course

Enquiry Form

I would not hesitate to recommend Expedient to any of my colleagues. Thank you for a great service, keep it up!

Engineering Organisation

Expedient staff always try to go the extra mile to assist with any late or urgent training requests that we might have. I have always received great feedback and assistance from staff at Expedient while trying to arrange any courses. Thank you!

Engineering Organisation

Everything from my initial enquiry to the booking has been dealt with professionally and every member of the team I have spoken with has been very friendly and have gone over and above to meet my training needs.

Engineering Organisation

Claire and all her team, in particular Maria, made our annual training event a success. Delivering 15 different courses , over 2 weeks for 21 staff is a huge task. No request was too difficult and all our training aims and objectives for this year were met. The feedback from our staff has been all positive. This has been the fourth successful year of training with Expedient and we intend to carry on using their services in the future. Many thanks for making the very complicated training programme a success.

Engineering Organisation